Adrian Morris, Residential architecture, interior design, house design, elegant homes, luxury homes, South African architecture, bespoke architecture studio
Set on a very challenging stand adjacent to a greenbelt within an Eco Estate north of Johannesburg, this contemporary home is designed to accommodate an expansive program on a small site, whilst creating generous outdoor living spaces that are enhanced by the connection to the adjacent greenbelt.
The house is designed as a U-shaped building, hugging the site boundaries so as to create a central garden courtyard onto which all ground floor living spaces open onto. The internal facades opening into this space are characterized by large glazed walls so as to enhance the perceived size of the property, as well as to allow the ground floor, including the garden space to function as one entity.
The central garden courtyard is set at a slightly lower level than the adjacent greenbelt which aids in giving privacy to the garden.
The architecture is intended as a contemporary interpretation of the traditional farm house, utilizing shed roof forms, broken by large glazed facades, articulated by steel and concrete details.